Against the Grain Kottbusser
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
This German ale flys in the face of the Reinheitsgebot, also known as the German Beer Purity Law that stated the only ingredients in beer can be Malt, Water, Hops and Yeast. This is an take on an old German recipe from the Cottbuss region (hence Kottbusser) where the Reinheitsgebot was not immediately enforced. Brewed with Pilsner and wheat malt and German noble hops Tettnang and Hallertau. What made this beer illegal was our addition of Oats, Honey and Molasses. The resulting ale is crisp, clean and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9135) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft sample from Dec. 2012 from notes. Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have pilsner malt, crackers, sweet notes from the honey, grassy and light citrusy hops with a smooth mouthfeel. Decent enough that I would like a better sample to compare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6665) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 18, 2012
32 ounce growler fill from Whole Foods. Light yellow in color. Crisp. Honey present. Almost pils meets ale. Interesting beer overall and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Draft. Orange/apple and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet lightly spiced orange/lemon and barley/oat malt flavor. Great blending. Delicious - a great summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (2007) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Aroma is floral up front, with light honey, white grape and slight toast. Appearance is yellow/straw with white head. Flavor of sweet, crackery malts with light floral, toast finish. Palate is slightly bubbly. Tasty.

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